Though not often used among hacktivists, the weapon has been used to devastating effect by dozens of activist groups from all across the political spectrum (and to no effect at all by even more).
Few have called for it using as unprintable a name as that chosen by #PoisAnoN, but the principle, execution and possible effect are exactly the same.
Rather than drive PayPal off the Internet temporarily using DDOS, #PoisAnoN, and a spokesperson using the Twitter account @Discordian, wants to drive it out of existence using not hacking tools, but an economic boycott.
The operation's name is #OpF***Paypal (though the Anon eschew asterisks).
Its brief description and call for action are posted on Pastebin – possibly the least illegal content ever to have been posted by any of the Anon as part of a purposeful provocation.
Rather than take down PayPal's site @Discordian urges supporters to move any money they have within the PayPal system to other electronic-payment systems.
No crime; no risk of arrest, no need to learn Linux, buy a mask and sleep on the ground smelling like pepper spray.
Just move your money from PayPal to – anywhere but PayPal.
In this Operation, we are _NOT_ going to do any DDoS attacks on Paypal.com as they will pour millions of millions of dollars into the Feds pockets and issue raids on those who didn't bother to mask up their IP. We all know what happened last time. We are going to hit them where it hurts. They will lose money if you exchange your paypal balance for another E-Currency. IT IS TIME THAT YOU CLOSE your PayPal and move onto E-Currencies as described above along Prepaid Gift Debit/Credit Cards while you Online Shop or do any sort of Online Banking. Think of it....With an online bank, you could do LibertyReserve, WebMoney, or even Bitcoins and it would be SAFE and also at that OFF-SHORE, with NO Credit Card or Bank Account needed. You make the choice fellow follower. We are your brothers, your sisters, your teacher, the lawyer down the street, the fellow man across the hallway, we are one and we are many. We are Anonymous." – Pastebin post by Guest, claimed by PoisAnoN and @Discordian, March 19, 2012
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